creates wars -- goes abroad and creates wars, too big. >> chris: the white house is putting out the word, that this president, despite his problems, he'll deal with his problems, is determined to pursue his agenda on immigration, jobs, the budget, on energy. but again as somebody who's been around a while n the middle of these scandals -- >> no, it's radio silence. it happens in campaigns, too, when you get some blunder. it's all the news coverage is about. it does suck up all the oxygen in the capital city, and it's hard to move an agenda forward. there's also this point, you're beginning to see a line of defense emerging on these cases, these three cases, which basically is, yeah, we screwed up. cheryl axelsson of cbs news has an interesting story in which senior white house officials, unnamed, are talking about benghazi, what they didn't do that night. we should have sent the emergency team, screwed up.